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against those in your district. >> we definitely have a few big projects for issues -- or issues we're paying a lot of attention to and we will continue to devote a lot of attention to, both myself and my staff. one of biggest ones is the planned development of the new campus for california and pacific medical center. that has dominated a lot of city-wide dialogue in the past few years. that project is slated to go forward or get through the entitlement process this year in city hall. if you are not familiar, we currently have a california campus and a pacific campus, and the plan is to build a bigger campus and consolidate those services into one larger hospital at the old cathedral hill spa on van ness, and that is going to have a huge impact, both in terms of the neighborhood in district 2, not only the new campus, but what happens to the pacific and california campus. also, is a huge job creator. we're making sure to do it in a way to we have every constituent buy into the project, create a ton of new jobs, and move forward with a health care system that benefits all of us. othe
through the intersection of octavia and oak, and it had collided with a big rig. a few issues. one, we notice that there are no seat belts on shuttle buses. you have to imagine the full weight of a person being ejected from the shuttle bus then to be injured and killed by the of the vehicle. we may need a re-examination of the law that gives this. i think that seat safety devices should be required in the shuttle and in the public. it is something that if required for children on the shuttle buses, then there may be consideration that we do that four adults, too. just by the full magnitude of this accident in this area. octavia boulevard, as wonderful as it is, does, i think, have some unintended consequences. this would require an assessment, especially as traffic intersects with the arteries. there is the traffic that we directs itself on to the smaller streets and alleyways that tries to navigate around the arteries because of how congested those arteries are, as people are looking to come off of octavia boulevard or go on as they are approaching the highway. it is important that th
for demolition beyond the big ones with of talked about? >> it is not clear and it depends on how these projects play out, but the hope sf projects could me. -- could be. the two big ones, and of the office of housing is here. but they contain 7000 units, i believe. the ultimate goal is to have a mixed income community that includes for sale and rental on the same property. the exemption is specifically for property that will be 100% affordable to a person's earning below 60%. it is for a broader range of income levels. and the exemption is only for rental. >> how much money have we set aside? >> i'm sorry, i doubt of the answer to that one. just to be clear, and of the policy goals are to preserve low-income housing. but our reading of this is that it would also prohibit the definition of market rate condos. it would prohibit the demolition of buildings built after 1979. it would prohibit the demolition of a university student housing. and it would prohibit the demolition of the 50 housing units even if the replacement project provides more units or if the replacement project is now entirely be
. it is not about antagonizing tour bus operators. on the other hand, enforcement is a big issue, and a big expense. women go to the pleas to part with any kind of enforcement, they are busy with other things. the final analysis tends to be more important. we want that goal to be met as well. then we have the whole business of police work, transportation, a tour bus work for transportation. we do not want to have that happen for limited resources. but there are some things that we can do -- and i am not the expert on tour buses. in my experience, when those things are design-related, the shape of the streets, places where buses go, we tend to have more success and less need for enforcement. to give you a probably bad example, parks and buses is an issue. staging for a tour bus would be different for a shuttle that comes by the neighborhood. of course, we are serving a different constituency. the shuttle bus is serving the residents who are choosing to live in san francisco and work somewhere else and return to the city as soon as they can. we do not want to discourage that. with the tourists, it is
. this was the venue that we were looking for that was not too big, that was going to be over our head, and yet it was big enough for us to get into the field and moving forward. i understand there is a lot at stake. we want to do the right thing. >> commisioner joseph: best of luck. >> a couple of questions. jt's thing in the application, with respect to the gentleman from the security company. do you do security at other places or music venues? >> yes. i am ed thistle. i have been in this city since 1996 and i have managed a couple of clubs have worked in, eight or nine different clubs before starting yojimbo. >> you have other cts
him since 1966. i was not in business until 1961. he made a big deal out of working in clay. the things he was doing was something never seen before. >> it is a large scale bronze. it has been sitting here of the hall of justice since 1971. talk about what happens to the work of art out of the elements. >> the arts commission commissioned the piece. they did not set aside money for repair. it has slowly changed color. it was black. it has been restored. >> it has been restored to the original patina. >> there was no damage done to its. i do not think there were any holes made in it. they have been working on it for six or eight weeks. it is practically ready to go. i am very excited to see it done. >> over the course of the arts in richmond program, we have added almost 800 works of art into the public space. maintaining that is not something that the bond funds allow us to do. this is why you came up with the idea of art care. >> i hope we get the community going and get people who really like to be involved. we will give them a chance to be involved. if you are interested
are some of the thoughts i had. supervisor elsbernd: thank you. let's step back and look at the big picture here. what you have in front of you, as has been discussed in public comment, a fully vetted, fully discussed piece of legislation that is brought to you through a collaborative process. six months of very intense work that at times got a bit heated, but it is something i am proud of and i think every member sponsored it is proud of and our partners in labor are proud of it. it is comprehensive in scope and is not just focus on the pension issue. it also focuses on the health care issue and it is not a proposal that ignores a thousand + of our employees. it gets savings as a result. it is not a proposal that unintentionally increases the retirement benefit of thousands of employees to happen to take a desman and our retirement. this is a well thought out and well lighted measure. the comptroller's office has finally put together some numbers that demonstrate what this ballot measure saves and what the public defender's ballot measure would save. i want to put those numbers in perspect
the flow -- float in our charter, and that is a big distinction with the alternative proposal that is still being marketed by mr. adachi. it is important for you to know that. that distinction called vested rights. many cities across the country -- when they have not considered the employees' pension has a vested right, they get into legal trouble very quickly. that is why you see litigation around the country sponsored by employee groups who have never been consulted with, being demanded that they pay more into the pension, but there is no consideration of their vested rights. that concept is embedded in our measure were in good and bad times, we share, so they get something out of this reform. because they get something out of it, they are vested in it. the unions continue to view, as i do, that the alternative proposal being sponsored by mr. adachi does not consider vested rights and therefore will be litigated. in that litigation, there is a great chance in my opinion that the proposal will lose. i am not the city attorney, but if you ask the city attorney, as we have -- and we have tha
are not being left vacant. the majority tends to be the providence church in the bayview. we only have the big three shelters in the south, the sanctuary, and the next door. does represent a hundred and 67 beds, the vast majority of the total in the system, 345 are for care not cash. if you look at the vent their reserve, 89% reserved are being filled by those very clients. about 11%, roughly 40 beds are vacant. so what we do is of three -- we release those beds. and allowing the general homeless population to access them. the concerns are being raised that these are not being accessed. when we look at the vacant numbers, and i get a vacancy report every morning. last two nights, on july 12, there were seven vacant beds among the hundred and 67, 0.8%. last night, there were five. the idea is that the reserve and beds go empty and cannot cash is the cause of that is not supported by the data that we're looking at. there is a population out there who are not eligible, and the population gets squeezed out of the system. they do tend to be veterans and singers. they have other benefits that are av
. if you are a businessman in san francisco, it is pretty clear that no matter how big of a heart you have, you cannot take care of everyone in every way you want to. it is kind of like the homeless problem. you take care of 100, there will be 200 more. you take care of 200, there will be 300 more. that is why a lot of my colleagues in different parts of the country actually congratulate me and say, "san francisco, you are doing a hell of a job solving problems for us in the east, the north, and the south. keep it up. you have such a big heart. we are glad we do not live in san francisco." my final piece of advice is no matter how much we want to help everyone, we have to be realistic. we cannot solve everyone's problems. it is better to teach them to solve them themselves. supervisor campos: thank you. next speaker please. >> good evening. i am from the golden gate restaurant association. i am here today to talk about what i think is a way forward that will address the issues that have been raised, without the negative economic impact we have also heard today. one of the things that peopl
are losing a big part of what makes san francisco so great, so i am very alarmed about declining families with young children in the city. i think and approach that looks also at the assets that are here and the resources that keep families here, that families aspire to stay in the city is well worth considering as well. i thank supervisor farrell for the hearing and look forward to working with you on it. >> thank you appear that concludes roll-call for introductions. -- thank you. that concludes will call for introductions. supervisor chiu: why don't we go to public comment? >> speakers using translation assistance will be allowed twice the amount of time. a member of the public would like a document to be displayed on the overhead projector, please clearly states such and remove the document when the screen should return to live coverage of the meeting. >> good afternoon, supervisors. stop the corporate rape of the public library. privatization of our public assets goes hand-in-hand with the degradation of our democratic principles and undermining traditions of open government and publ
and hopefully multilingual person, i know that language plays a big role in reaching people, so i would want to make sure that that is present as well in a process that the task force undertook. supervisor kim: a question that came up, since you both live and work in district 9, your understanding of the city as a whole? >> i have the honor of being able to navigate the city very quickly whenever i have a hankering for a particular cuisine. through that, i have been able to explore vary widely different offerings that the city has. so i am actually one of the people that many people call whenever they have a question about a particular area or neighborhood and they want to have some particular cuisine. they call me up, and i let them know what is good over there. besides that, my work in the bicycle advisory committee gave me some curve you on bicycle- related matters for all differ neighborhoods and districts -- some per view -- soem purview -- some purview. i had the privilege of working with workingco-containers -- working with my co-conveners on those issues as well. supervisor farrell:
as it is a big project in my district. page eight, line nine. supervisor farrell, i would like to put forward his name. page eight, line 24, i would like to put forward supervisor wiener's name as the opponent to the ban on supers -- circumcision. i would ask to move all of this forward. >> i understand that the status of some of these measures are still unclear. i would suggest that we continue this item for a week so that we have a chance to understand and then we can make a final decision next week when all of these measures are clear. supervisor cohen: supervisor elsbernd, i am concerned, how did you come to select farrell and wiener to be your opponents? >> let me start in my district. the demolition ordinance that i've heard in the committee hearing, the sole reason it was put on the ballot was this. on the park measure, i have been very involved in creating the campaign committee that will hopefully defeat that measure. i was very involved in the rules committee hearing where we have had a significant discussion on the measure. rather than talk about who else will do it, i have not heard a
to $829 million. this is a big number, but of course that is if we do nothing. in response, the mayor has also proposed several financial strategies as part of that plan. those financial strategies include one piece of those financial strategies and revenue. those opposed to be about 12% of the solutions to that problem in the five-year financial plan. this proposal that is before you is an attempt to provide a solution to that piece of our problem. the rest of the solution was coming from the expenditure side which means reducing city costs and pension reform, which the mayor has been working very hard to implement. it means reducing the size of our work force and the cost of doing business as city departments and reductions to the amount that we're able to allocate to the contractors, a wide range of policy approach is designed to close that gap and bring this back into sound basic structural financial balance over the next five years. the approach that the mayor has tried to take is to spread those -- the burden of those solutions out over multiple participants in our cities government
speed zones around the city schools. we are excited about this. it has been a big campaign for what san francisco. commissioner mirkarimi: thank you. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, this is an action item. roll-call. >> [roll call] 10 ayes. commissioner mirkarimi: item passes. next item. >> introduction of new items. commissioner mirkarimi: introduction of new items? any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we will take this same house, same call. any public comments? >> any public comments? supervisor mirkarimi: item number 11, public comment. public comment is closed. >> have a great rest of the day. -- >> item number 11, adjournment. supervisor mirkarimi: have a great day, everyone. and d d d d d supervisor chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, june 28, 2011. please call the roll. >> avalos present. campos present. chiu present. chu present. cohen present. elsbernd present. farrell present. kim present. mar present. mirkarimi present. wiener present. mr. president, all
control system to look at the big picture at mta. the goal here is one of the things that i think is so important is we get to test and pilot programs that we do not often get the opportunity to do. by bringing the teams and looking at their plants, we are actually looking at elements of what they try to do without stepping on the toes of the process and testing that to see how viable they can be so that that is one of the benefits michael alluded to. supervisor campos: thank you. colleagues, i do not know if you have any of their questions. i want to thank you for the presentation. really well done. why don't we now open it up to public comment. if there is any member of the public that would like to speak, please come forward. we have a very full agenda, so we will live it public, to two minutes per speaker. please come on up. -- so we will limit public comment to two minutes per speaker. >> i wanted to thank the sponsors for today's hearing. i think it is very prudent that the city keeps extra close the tensiattention on this epic eve i am not a fan of this event. if my memory serves
the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial mateal is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who rea
clients are the big departments -- the department of health, the airport, the utilities commission. there is an allowance for auditing control work of this type. we are growing capacity to audit capital programs now. there is more of that work going on. when you take the 0.2% set aside into account, the charts ordered from largest to smallest, the general fund is the largest department. you can see the others after that. in the roughest sense, our work will be delivered back to departments in the same proportion. i will just talk for a minute or 2 the well above the major areas of the performance of the technical assistance section i run. kenya will talk about a couple of the other major audit areas. the single biggest client is the department of public health. we have very important projects under way and into next year. two of the largest are the effort to integrate primary care and mental health. we are working with them in a more than 18-month process of evaluating the clinics' ability to do that, helping license the staff appropriately, and doing training materials. in substan
on line. we have a big meeting today. we have a lot of folks that will be presenting to us. i want to quickly let folks know that i will be giving a maximum of three minutes to your actual presentation. we may have a followup with questions. so be prepared to give a statement that is three minutes or less. the committee would greatly appreciate it. madam clerk, are there any announcements? >> the items on the agenda today that are recommended will go to the full board on tuesday, june 12, unless otherwise indicated. >> number one, supervisors mirkarimi, john avalos, and more to the association of bay area governments. supervisor kim: thank you. is there any public comments on this item? simenon, public comment is now closed. >> make a motion approving supervisor mar john avalos, mirkarimi, and mar. >> thank you. we can do that without opposition. we will move forward with positive recommendation to the full board. thank you. please call item number two. >> hearing to consider appointed two members for and if it turns to the bay area regional interoperable communications system auth
, no matter how small or big a contemplated change, no matter how much consensus there is around a change, the only way we can make the change is to go all the way back to the ballot and put another ballot measure on and write another campaign. we are the only state in the country that does it this way. california is the only state, of states that allow voters to legislate, that does not allow any changes thereafter unless it goes back to the voters. other states either allow changes by the legislature after a certain amount of time or with a super majority vote. some trade voter legislation like any other legislation as it immediately amendable or repeatable. this is a modest first step that takes a middle road to start fixing our ballot measure system. as i have indicated before, this ballot measure applies only to ordinances and two policy statements. it does not apply to anything the voters put on the ballot by signature. it does not apply to past ballot measures. for the first three years after an ordinance or policy statement placed on the ballot by the board or the mayor is in effe
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